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Joey Feek Will Be Treated to Very Special Valentine’s Day by Husband Rory

Joey Feek will be treated to a very special Valentine’s Day on Sunday, by her husband Rory. Half of the country/bluegrass duo Joey + Rory, whose song “If I Needed You” is nominated f...
Joey Feek Will Be Treated to Very Special Valentine’s Day by Husband Rory
Written by Kimberly Ripley
  • Joey Feek will be treated to a very special Valentine’s Day on Sunday, by her husband Rory. Half of the country/bluegrass duo Joey + Rory, whose song “If I Needed You” is nominated for a Grammy Award, Rory knows this will surely be Joey Feek’s last Valentine’s Day, and he has a plan in place.

    Rory Feek has chronicled much of Joey’s cancer journey in his blog, This Life I Live. On Friday, he shared some thoughts about treating Joey to a warm and loving Valentine’s Day, as well as a couple more special days the family is blessed to share.

    “Valentines Day is this Sunday, the Grammy awards Monday, our little Indiana turns 2 on Wednesday, and on top of all that, our new album [Hymns That Are Important to Us] was released today,” Rory shared. “I woke up just before the sun came up this morning with all those things on my mind.”

    “Our very first date was on Valentines day in 2002,” he continued, sharing details about his life with Joey Feek. “The horse-vet clinic Joey worked for at the time, Tennessee Equine Hospital, had a Valentines get-together for their staff and she invited me to come with her. That night must’ve gone pretty well…because two months later we were engaged and two months after that, Joey and I were married.”

    Sunday will mark the 14th Valentine’s Day Rory and Joey Feek have shared.

    “What I really want to do on this, our 14th Valentines together, is share a romantic candle-lit dinner with my bride: grill out rib-eyes on the campfire back home, pour two glasses of red wine and sit across from her at our kitchen table–just like we’ve done on more than one special occasion,” Rory writes. “But those things aren’t able to happen this year.”

    “So my hope this year instead is to hold her hand and take her on a ‘virtual’ walk down memory lane together…with pictures and videos on my laptop. I want to take her back to where our lives first began together, and relive this beautiful journey that God has taken us on,” Rory shares.

    Joey Feek is in the very end stages of cervical cancer. She wasn’t expected to live as long as she has. That will no doubt make Valentine’s Day extra special–one filled with bittersweet memories–for Rory this year.

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